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post #1 of 4 Old 09-23-2017, 02:47 PM - Thread Starter
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1080p + good sound vs. 4K?

Last time I was here D-Nice (on another forum) was a fan of ST-60 plasmas. I never did buy a TV after months of "research." I watch on my computer. I've had two cataract lens implants; my vision is fine but I wonder at my age (71) if I really want to spend money on a good/great 4K LCD or even worse (financially) OLED? Or do I want to just buy a 1080p LCD and a good soundbar or even a more extensive sound system? I really love music but I'm not an audiophile either and as you can tell I'm not a videophile. I can afford to get a 4K or OLED AND a good sound system but what does "afford" mean? I'd rather spend the difference "affording" some female companionship since I can't woo them with my good looks or ripped abs anymore. Plus I'd like to start attending bridge tournaments again and my resources are not limitless. So once again, I don't know what to do. But for the purposes of this forum can we just consider the tradeoffs between 1080p and better sound vs. 4K or OLED and worse sound? TIA.
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I think if you went with a Vizio, Hisense, or TCL 4K TV you could have your cake and eat it too since as you say you aren't that much of a videophile. I'm happy enough with my 43" Hisense I bought for my bedroom TV that cost me no more than $275 with tax.
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If you can even find a 1080P TV, it's going to be a very low-end model. Pretty much everything on the market is 4k, so it's just a matter of how much money you want to save. That being said, the difference between something like a 65" OLED and a 65" Vizio D-series is going to be around $1,000-1,500. That can get you a nice, used audio setup. And, unlike video, a good set of speakers will last you decades, the main replacement being the receiver. If I were in your shoes, I'd spend most of the money on the sound setup, and use the remaining money to buy a TV. Then, whenever you get sick of the TV, you just replace it.
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Thanks to those who replied. I didn't get any notification in my email. Both replies useful!
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